Sunday, March 3, 2019

Great Second Life Destinations: Gorgeous Light Over Maderia Springs



There is no better way to celebrate the arrival of Northern Hemisphere Springtime in three weeks time than to visit the gorgeous soft landscape of Maderia Springs. Designer  Thaihiti Baroque did a masterful job of weaving together disparate elements in a landscape that appears to be far larger than a single homestead region. Although I used some custom Windlight photographic settings in these images. the standard light programmed in this region will dive the visitor just the right amount of warm light for brilliant springtime landscape photography.




Your taxi to this highly recommended destination:

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Maderia%20Springs/169/133/20




You can check out more blog postings and reviews of Maderia Springs over at Scoop it! Destinations:

https://www.scoop.it/topic/second-life-destinations?q=Maderia+Springs




I used the following Windlight Settings used for these images:


  • Sky: (SS) Atmospheric 14:00b
  • Water: Glassy



Link to Maderia Springs Flickr Pool:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/maderia_springs/pool/




Link to Maderia Springs designer Thaihiti Baroque's  Flickr Photostream:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/thaihiti_baroque/




Check out Scoop It! Second Life Destinations for more great destinations:

http://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations




See more of my coverage of great destinations to visit in Second Life (scroll down):

http://www.eddihaskell.com/search/label/Second%20Life%20Destinations




For more photography from this destination head over to Ryce's blog:

https://ryceskytower.blogspot.com/2019/03/second-life-travels-ryce-visits-maderia.html




I used a soft gold reflective setting with DXO's Color Efex Pro Software when processing these images.



Saturday, February 23, 2019

Congratuations to Ben Aquila for Reaching One Million Blog Views!



Congratulation are in order for Ben Aquila for reaching one million views with his excellent blog, benjaaquila.com

Ben started publishing his blog a little over six years ago in January 2013. His blog now focuses on political issues, and LGBT news and rights, and other topics which interest his readers. Ben has quite a large international following, and covers stories often overlooked by the mainstream news media.

If you have not checked out Benja's blog, make sure to do so:




Congratulations Ben!

Friday, January 4, 2019

Great Second Life Destinations: A Clear Winter's Day At Maison de L'amitie



Maison de L'amitiĆ©, or House of Friendship offers a dramatically rich landscape.  Gently falling white snow realistically drifts on the land to good effect. Just the right number of softly lit pines with strings of white lights work so well here. The monochromatic approach to landscape design and decorating makes this standard parcel seem far bigger far bigger than it actually is. This is a spectacular winter landscape, and a highlight of the current winter season.




Your taxi to this highly recommended destination:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Orchid/181/162/22




You can check out more blog postings and reviews of Maison de L'amitie over at Scoop it! Destinations:

https://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations?q=Maison+de+L%27amitie



Windlight Settings used for these images:


  • Sky: Riverrock Night
  • Water: Phototools- Breakwave Building Water



See more of my coverage of great destinations to visit in Second Life (scroll down):

http://www.eddihaskell.com/search/label/Second%20Life%20Destinations


Check out Scoop It! Second Life Destinations for more great destinations:

http://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations




See my photography from this destination in the autumn of 2016 here:

https://www.eddihaskell.com/2016/10/great-second-life-destinations-twilight.html